Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Nude Collection

The colour “Nude” is described as a shade that is a little darker than champagne, lighter than sand and perhaps with a hint of blush or peach –

According to the online colour finder,; “Nude” comes up as light beige in the description.

There is no one single term to describe the term “nude” in fashion, because the word is scattered around pale hues, flesh skin tones and neutral colour palettes, that cover an array of whites, pinks, yellows, beiges and browns (according to stylist David Zyla on
One thing for sure is that the colour “nude”, pretty much flatters any skin colour when it comes to both make up and clothing. That Nude appeal was the order of the day with this ensemble. I was inspired by the theme of my year, which is “in transitioning”. Part of which centres around a structured finish. I wanted to channel my best Coco Chanel/Effortless Chic look with a neutral colour palette from head to toe. For some reason, the serious librarian adage was popping in my head, which made me add the beige cardigan as a throw over. The finished look felt like a kick into Old Hollywood glamour with the peep toe heels and very minimal jewellery.

“Nudes are a soft whisper – a sexy and elegant whisper. Nude allows a woman to wear her dress instead of the dress wearing her”. – Pamella Roland, Fashion Designer

Outfit Details:
Beige Cardigan – Downtown store in Harare
Silk Blouse – Vintage thrift
Cream Pencil Skirt – Vintage thrift
Pink & Cream peep toes – Powersales Zimbabwe
Chain bracelet – Bling Bling
Pastel Sunglasses – ELLE Magazine SA Dec 2014

Freshly blooming Pink Roses and pink shoes where the order of the day!

Friday, 23 January 2015

AndEdgy Clutches by Mutsa Madziro and Lisa Sibanda

AndEdgy Tan Pouch.
Welcoming you to the New Year! 

It’s a little late, but better late than never!

The New Year always sparks a new beginning and exciting new experiences. This year I would like to kick off with a new local accessories brand, AndEdgy by Mutsawashe Madziro and Lisa Sibanda. AndEdgy is a collection of fold over clutch bags and pouches in an array of different colours and styles.

The term “AndEdgy” personifies a combination of sophistication and a simplistic approach to a structured piece that carries all the essentials for the woman on the go. The duo’s inspiration was to create a modern and stylish bag that a woman could “place her iPad/tablet, notebook or makeup, but still look nice and not too overwhelming”. The bags are a true reflection of their inspiration, with a combination of faux leather fabric and fusible interfacing material which makes them durable and resistant. The Clutches’ strong choice of a metal zip completes the bag’s notion to keep all items in the purse intact!

The AndEdgy Clutch collection currently consists of three (3) bags:

1. AndEdgy Sasha Fold over Clutch (that comes in different colours)
2. AndEdgy Studded Pouch (comes in Black and White)
3. AndEdgy Colourblock Pouch

The AndEdgy Fold Over clutch retails for US$20.00 whilst both the AndEdgy Studded Pouch and Colourblock Pouch retail for US$18.00.

What I Love About them?
Clutch bags have always been a personal favourite but carrying a tiny clutch to run errands proves to be a daunting task. An oversized and fold over clutch means all my essential items are intact, close at hand with a stylish purse as an added bonus!

Where to Find them?
Find the brand and it’s collection of oversized clutches on Facebook and the duo’s personal Instagram. To make an order, drop them an email on or personally get in touch with me via the blog.
The AndEdgy Sasha Fold Over clutch which retails for $20.00
The AndEdgy Coloublock Pouch
The Fold Over clutch with Fringe detail.
The AndEdgy Studded Pouch which retails for $18.00
AndEdgy Design Duo - Mutsa Madziro and Lisa Sibanda.

Tendai Sophia